The rare gemstone from Kenya
Vesuvianite is a rare gemstone from Kenya with a lime to olive-green color.
It is also known as Idocrase and was first discovered on Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, hence the name.
We have many more shapes, sizes and cuts available in Vesuvianite – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
|Idocrase (Independent mineral species)
RI=1.713 – 1.718 DR
SG=3.40 (+/- 0.10)
suitable for use in jewelry
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Rare to find facet grade material
Deposit closed with no foreseeable future production
Calibrated sizes up to 6mm
All standard checkerboard cuts